In the context of all smartphones with telephoto lenses, many people mistakenly use the term “optical zoom”. However, in multi-lens cameras it is customary to use lenses with different but fixed angles of view, so it is not really an optical zoom. It’s different when it comes to Sony’s new flagship.
Sony Xperia 1 IV: true optical zoom in your smartphone
On the back of the new phone case are:
- 12 Mpix (1/1.7 inch) camera with 24 mm lens, f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization;
- 12 Mpix (½.5 inch) camera with 16 mm lens and f/2.2 aperture;
- 12 Mpix (1 / 3.5 inch) camera with 85-125 mm telephoto lens, f / 2.3-f / 2.8 aperture and optical image stabilization;
- 3D ToF sensor for accurate depth detection.
The camera with the Xperia 1 IV telephoto lens can work without problems adjust the optical zoom in terms of 3.5x to 5.2x compared to the main camera. A photo taken at any zoom level within these forks will have exactly the same detail, which is a huge advantage over the prime lenses of competing smartphones.
Sony also boasts of using a better 12-megapixel front camera, which has been increased in size from ¼ to ½.9 inches.
Sony Xperia 1 IV has the same functions in all cameras
Usually, manufacturers implement their key functions only in the main camera, treating the rest carelessly. Here, Sony is also ahead of the game.
All three Xperia 1 IV cameras have:
- 4K video recording function at 120 fps;
- ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating;
- autofocus with real-time tracking mode and eye focus;
- extended tonal range thanks to multi-frame processing;
- HDR continuous shooting function at 20 fps.
Using any camera, you can get 4K movie with up to 5x slowdown.
The function has also been extended in Xperia 1 IV Pro Videography. Focus, white balance, exposure and other parameters can be adjusted even while recording or streaming live images. After connecting an additional monitor, the smartphone can be used to record vlogs.
Sony also points out that the new flagship can be connect to Alpha camera and thus broadcast the image of the camera.
Sony Xperia 1 IV also brings many improvements for gamers and streamers
On the hardware side, players will appreciate the presence Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and a 120Hz display. Additionally, Sony is adding a handful of neat things to the Xperia 1 IV, including:
- motion blur reduction function;
- 240Hz touch refresh rate;
- low gamma boost function;
- performance management intelligence while charging the phone;
- RT recording function, which records the video of the last 30 seconds of the game;
- audio equalizer with voice changer and voice chat optimization;
- the possibility of recording the game in 120 fps.
Sony boasts of improved audio recording and playback
Sony says the Xperia 1 IV will also work in workshop requests. The smartphone uses cloud computing technology (paid for as part of the subscription), whereby vocals recorded with the smartphone should “sound like a recording from a professional studio”.
The technology used consists of removing unwanted noise, simulating the frequency response of Sony condenser microphones and adding studio reverb. When a user records vocals and a guitar track at the same time, the Music Pro software splits the two tracks and allows you to mix them.
Sony also ensures that the Xperia 1 IV has stereo speakers with higher volume and deeper bass than its predecessor.
Sony Xperia I IV has a flagship spec
The list of components used includes:
- 6.5-inch, OLED 120Hz, 3840 x 1644, 643 ppi display;
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 1;
- 12 GB of RAM;
- 256 GB expandable data memory;
- 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging and wireless charging;
- Gorilla Glass Victus case with IP65 / IP68 waterproof certificate.
The manufacturer states that the display is 50%. brighter than in the previous generation, and the battery can be filled up to 50%. in 30 minutes.
Sony Xperia I IV will be available in black and purple color release in June. The price has not yet been revealed.
Miron Nurski, editor-in-chief of Komórkomania